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Conway, Ark. — More than 500 persons are expected to attend the Arkansas Democratic State Convention Saturday June 11 when it is held here at the Farris Center on Donaghey Avenue at the University of Central Arkansas.
Doors open at 8 a.m. The convention gavels at 9 a.m.
They will be there to select delegates to the Democratic National Convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia.
Members of the Democratic Party of Arkansas will select 10 delegates and one alternate for Sen. Bernie Sanders and 22 delegates and two alternates for Hillary Clinton. More than 150 persons have filed to run for these limited positions.
The morning session will be devoted to district level elections. At large and party leader elected official delegates will be elected in the afternoon session.
The party promises that the delegates will fairly represent state diversity, i.e. blacks, whites, Asians , native Americans, Latinos, Hispanics, LGBT, young, seniors, veterans and Arkansans with disabilities. Didn’t mention Muslims in their transparency statement.
There will be food wagons at the Farris Center to make lunch available for convention-goers.
If you’re coming to the Farris Center from Fayetteville, take I-49 South and I-40 East to Salem Road in Conway. Exit 124 from I-40 east on Salem Road. Continue on Salem Road to Farris Road and take Farris Road to Bruce Street.
The Missouri state Democratic convention is June 18.